APPENDIX 5: ORDER FOR WRITING CHINESE CHARACTERS Although this series does not show you how to write characters but rather how to read them, having some basic notions regarding the order in which strokes are written is useful. The reason is because this order is reflected in the order in which the building blocks are presented and listed under each character. Basically, all you need to know is this. When writing a Chinese character: Horizontal strokes are written before vertical strokes. A character is written from left to right. A character is written from top to bottom. When a character is framed in a box, the top of the box is written first, the content is written next and the box is closed last. In symmetrical characters, the middle is written before the sides. 一 百 二 十 五 125
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER: BOOK 1
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CONTENTS Introduction .............
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER LEARNING CHINES
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER was developed i
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER Take for instan
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER I had a fightin
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER learn with some
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER LAST WORDS Lear
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER Figure 1 14 十
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER Figure 3 16 十
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER PART 1 Part 1 i
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER The superscript
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER encounter in Ch
1 DEFINITION † Communication from
3 DEFINITION 1. Drop (liquid or sol
5 DEFINITION Turning stroke in Chin
8 DEFINITION Non-character used onl
11 DEFINITION Cover, top cover; to
13 DEFINITION Second. † Fish gut.
15 DEFINITION 1. One. 2. Whole, all
17 DEFINITION Three. PRONUNCIATION
WANT A LITTLE MORE? • As a buildi
19 DEFINITION 1. King. 2. Surname.
21 DEFINITION Jade. PRONUNCIATION y
23 DEFINITION Person, man, people.
24 DEFINITION Interior; inside, inn
26 DEFINITION Woman. PRONUNCIATION
28 丈 DEFINITION 1. Elderly, old m
30 DEFINITION 1. Excessively, extre
32 DEFINITION 1. To die young, prem
34 DEFINITION Non-character used on
36 DEFINITION 1. Horse. 2. Surname.
38 DEFINITION Boar, pig, sow, hog,
40 DEFINITION Blade of grass, sprou
42 DEFINITION Enclosure; to confine
44 DEFINITION To speak, say, talk (
46 DEFINITION Mortar; mortarshaped.